At the event
director of facilities, Julio
• Remember that you can recycle plastic cups (and all plastics!) at Barnard! Just rinse these out!
• Avoid bottled water and have pitchers of New York’s clean tap water.
• Purchase economy‐size containers for beverages, condiments, and other foods instead of individual packets, cans, or bottles.
• Don’t use individually wrapped condiments (no sugar/sugar alternative packets, no salt/pepper packets, no individual creamers). Use bowls and shakers that can be reused and people can serve themselves. Milk/cream should be in original cartons on ice or in pitchers.
• Buy fair trade coffees and teas
Good places to go shopping
• Health Nuts (99th and Broadway)
• Fairway Market (74th and Broadway)
• Whole Foods (97th and Columbus)
Corefoods Events Option
Corefoods is located in the basement of John Jay, and offers catering packages for events. They sell the cheapest organic products around, at a 20% markup.
• Biodegradable soaps, cleaners (7th generation, method, Mrs. Meyers, etc) are green seal certified. You can buy them at places like Duane Reade or Fairway.
• Buy compostable/ biodegradable plates, cups, utensils, etc.
• Use recycled napkins/ ”7th generation” paper towels if you can’t use cloth napkins from Events
• Refrain from buying plastic tablecloths‐ borrow cloth napkins from Events
• Print double sided! How many flyers do you REALLY need? You can obtain scrap paper from Resnet at the Barnard Library.
• For reoccurring or annual events, avoid printing dates and slogans on signs, posters, and banners so that they may be easily reused.
• Use the Green Printer in 251 Engineering Terrace (Mudd), which uses paper that is printed on one side. Students are responsible for keeping the printer stocked- so bring your own paper.
• Make more use of emails and online announcements.
If you need special printings, go to the following places and ask for recycled paper
• Village Copier
• Ivy League Stationers